Much of this adventure, many of these shared shenanigans - including visits from fellow bloggers/friends - take place in West Virginia. My home.
I'm sure many of you heard about the water disaster in recent weeks that happened near the State's Capitol. An "accidental" chemical spill occurred in the Elk River that ended up affecting the drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. (No, I was not - fortunately - affected by this.)
They couldn't drink or cook with it. They couldn't clean or wash with it. They couldn't do a single thing with their tap water beyond flushing the damn toilet. FOR DAYS. Even now, with the system "cleared", there are questions looming about the potability of the water. The CDC has recommended that pregnant women don't drink the water.
The following text was written by a friend of mine on his blog "ropetrip". Now, while many of you are not climbers, the points Dylan makes regarding visitors to this state who enjoy what we have can relate to many who enjoy the outdoors and West Virginia. I'm sharing this with you in hopes that it will make you think and perhaps incite a response from you to push for better regulations for not only my home, but others as well. Without clean water we. have. nothing.
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